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Sport Kristoffer Ajer Celtic transfer signal as Matija Nastasic claim fits Milan chief's signing tease

21:20  22 september  2020
21:20  22 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

Kristoffer Ajer transfer latest as AC Milan plan £14m 'loan-to-buy' bid for Celtic star

  Kristoffer Ajer transfer latest as AC Milan plan £14m 'loan-to-buy' bid for Celtic star The Celtic centre back has been subject of interest from Milan for a while and they could make a move as early as next week.The Italian giants have been linked with a move for the Norwegian centre half all summer and they are now set to make their interest official.

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AC Milan are in talks to sign Matija Nastasic on-loan from Schalke, according to a report.

The Serie A heavyweights are actively chasing a centre-back and have Celtic star Kristoffer Ajer on their list of options.

But technical director Paolo Maldini insisted on Monday night there were no active talks under way regarding the Norwegian, instead hinting a deal was afoot elsewhere.

And now Sky Italia claim Milan have turned to former Manchester City defender Nastasic.

Kristoffer Ajer transfer claim as AC Milan chief Paolo Maldini breaks silence on chase for Celtic star

  Kristoffer Ajer transfer claim as AC Milan chief Paolo Maldini breaks silence on chase for Celtic star The Serie A giants hope to bring in a new centre-back before the window closes. Milan are hunting for a centre-back and Record Sport told on Sunday the Celtic star is regarded as a back-up option.

Arsenal are in talks to sign Celtic ' s Norwegian defender Kristoffer Ajer . Ajer could form an exciting new partnership with young England centre-half Rob Holding as Spaniard Arteta Hoops chief Neil Lennon is a big fan but would not be able to stand in the way of a big bid from a Premier League club.

17-year-old Kristoffer Ajer is going to Glasgow on Tuesday to finalise his contract to sign for Celtic . Kristoffer Ajer , subject to a medical, will be leaving his Norwegian team and joining Celtic this summer.

It's reported a loan with obligation to buy is being discussed.

Fiorentina's Nikola Milenkovic is also a target but Maldini was lukewarm on both him and Ajer when quizzed.

He said: "As a manager there is always room to learn and improve. The proclamations have been talking about Champions League for many years but we haven’t been there for seven years.

“Last year something different was created, now we must see the fruits. We were asked to try for Champions League.

"There are better equipped teams but we do not set ourselves limits.

“We have an idea of ​​how to build the team. We also look at the budget and the amount of wages.

"We are consistent with what we did last year. We still have two qualifying rounds of the Europa League.

“The biggest need is the central defender.

Celtic transfer latest as Omar Colley sent signing plea and pundit delivers Kris Ajer 'private jet' one-liner

  Celtic transfer latest as Omar Colley sent signing plea and pundit delivers Kris Ajer 'private jet' one-liner The 27-year-old is understood to be a potential option if Milan target Kris Ajer departs before the close of the transfer window. Colley is also believed to be attracting interest from a clutch of English Premier League clubs including Liverpool. Meanwhile, Charlie Nicholas admits he wouldn't think twice about accepting a £14m offer from the Serie A giants for Ajer in the coming weeks. He said: "If Kris Ajer leaves before the transfer window closes, Celtic will need to bring in another central defender.

Celtic star Kristoffer Ajer has been heavily criticised by BBC Scotland pundit duo Pat Bonner and James McFadden for his mistake against Rennes in the UEFA Europa “How can you do that when the referee is ten yards away from you? It was a stonewall penalty. A horrendous mistake from Ajer .”

MANCHESTER CITY defender Matija Nastasic could be set for an early Etihad exit after reports emerged linking him with a £10m move to either Schalke or AC Milan . Matija Nastasic heading for Man City exit as AC Milan & Schalke prepare £10m bids.

"Are we focusing on Ajer and Milenkovic? There are others too, they are not the names we are working on.

"We are calm in midfield with (Sandro) Tonali.”


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Neil Lennon Celtic press conference in full as he provides unwavering transfer promise .
The Premiership champions face a do-or-die playoff round clash away to Sarajevo as they look to book their place in the group stage for a third consecutive season. Rangers boss Steven Gerrard conceded his budget may depend on his side getting past Galatasaray at Ibrox on Thursday. Odsonne Edouard, Kris Ajer and Olivier Ntcham are being watched by clubs across Europe and late bids could materialise if the Hoops come up short. But Lennon offered a defiant response when asked if Celtic were like their city rivals in that their transfer budget rests on qualification.

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